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Adam Sommer | Visit Flyover Country blog | 09/22/13

Located an easy two hours outside of St. Louis is the site of one of the twentieth century's most important historical events: Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech.  Officially named the "Sinews of Peace" the speech was given on the campus of Fulton, Missouri's Westminster College in 1946 and has become one of history's most famous speeches, orated by one of our greatest leaders, arguably marking the start of the Cold War!

To mark this historic occasion, Westminster College has built an impressive collection of Churchill sites, artifacts, history, and education into what is now known as the National Churchill Museum.  The Museum sits below the Church of St. Mary, which was originally built in London in 1181 (rebuilt in 1666 & finally destroyed again in 1940 during WWII) and moved to Fulton in 1966.  The church itself is a gorgeous monument to Churchill (more on the Church of St. Mary later this week).

See Adam's great photos and read his blog post in its entirety.

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

Winston S. Churchill